The Colorist Orchestra & Emilíana Torrini have shared a new Dan Carey Remix of the single ‘When We Dance’ with a video directed by Belgian directors Jasper Rigole & Hannes Verhoustraete, the single is featured on the collaborative self-titled live album out now via Rough Trade / Remote Control. Hear the remix and watch the video below.
Remixer Dan Carey has worked with Emilíana for many years since first producing her Fisherman’s Woman Album in 2005, he has also worked as writer, producer, writer or remixer with artists as diverse as Kylie Minogue, Franz Ferdinand, Sia, Hot Chip, Tame Impala, Bats For Lashes, Nick Mulvey and Kate Tempest amongst many others.
Emilíana describes the unique circumstances behind the song’s origin, “We had two days to write a song before the booked studio time. We were in the Belgian countryside staying in an old barn, in the middle of a raging electric storm that lasted days. It was scary and exciting, the song was born in this thick humid electric air. So lyrically I left it there. When my son and I were dancing before the writing trip he said ‘mummy when we dance together our mind shines’. I loved that so much that I kept it as the sentence the whole song would evolve around. I also kept the wrong grammar as that kept my son’s innocent voice in the song.”
Seeing Emilíana and The Colorist Orchestra in concert is a truly special experience. They have a musical chemistry that is undeniable, and documenting the experience on an album was something that just had to be done.
Stream / Purchase The Colorist Orchestra & Emilíana Torrini here.